22 March, 2018

One Paper Torn in Half

Hello Bloggers

I took 1 piece of paper from the Shabby Chic Backgrounds Collection Card Artist Pack & tore it in half & decided to make 2 cards in totally different styles - 1 Shabby Chic & the other Slightly Grunge.  Did not think it would work BUT ...

This is the paper I chose - the Music paper

Here are the 2 cards:

1.  Shabby Chic Style

The cardstock chosen was a deep rose colour from my stash (sorry no source colour available)
I used a round doily background & layered the torn half of the music paper - this was distressed, inked & the edges curled. The pink edges were from my blusher brush

 The embellishments include a Pink Wild Rose, 2 White Paper Lilies, 1 Cherry Blossom with tinted pink edges & a Small White Paper Flower surrounded by a diecut flower with pinked edges (m356 open roses) as well as 3 paper leaves.  The pink die cut with a pearl highlight is from diecut Carousel m392.

There is no inside deco on this card since I had a slight woopsie with a bottle of glue which glued the card together.

2.  Grunge/Slightly Grunge/Masculine

The other half of the Music paper.   I was quite amazed by the results of my experiment using the 1 paper with 2 totally different styles.

The edges are distressed more than the first card, inked with frayed burlap & the corners curled. Cardstock was a light brown taupe & the layer was a scrap from old papers. The jute string was tied around the brown cardstock & the black diecut (Large Gears m277) was tucked behind before mounting on the card of ivory cardstock.  
 A Cut & Create Ephemera was foam mounted & a skeleton leaf tucked behind it. The other black diecut is from die Scribbles & Scrap m3130.

Inside the card are more scraps.  The brown/taupe cardstock creates a spot to slide a scrap of the patterned paper embellished with a vintage trinket. 

The other inside has more scraps of cardstock & cut & create pieces.
The black die cut is from the same die used on the front - Scribbles & Splat (I think this is the splat) m3130. This is a great & fun die. Some more jute string to carry the design through the card

It was fun doing this experiment which I did not think would work - I challenge you to try it.

Bye for now


  1. Worked a treat , they look fab. especially love the top card

  2. Beautiful cards Meg! I love the torn paper and the fabulous dies! Wonderful colour choices too! Stunning!! x